Modeling quality of life and life satisfaction amongst homestay program participants in Malaysia

Wan Abd Aziz, Wan Mohd Amin and Ahmad Munir, Mohd Salleh and Mohd Shaladdin, Muda and Norsiah, Ahmad (2013) Modeling quality of life and life satisfaction amongst homestay program participants in Malaysia. The International Journal of Social Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 194-204. ISSN 2305-4557

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In Malaysia, tourism is the second largest contributor to the economy after the manufacturing sector. In 2008, the numbers of tourists recorded was 22.05 million and tourism had contributed RM49.6 billion (USD13.4 billion) in revenue. Furthermore, total receipts of RM6.3 million was contributed by the homestay programme from 68,416 domestic visitors and 23,117 foreign visitors. The rural Tourism Master Plan 2001 was formulated to promote the homestay programme as a catalyst for rural community development. The homestay programme provides a positive effect to the quality of life among the participants. For example, increases in household monthly income, job opportunities, improved public facilities and infrastructure in the rural area. The implementation of the homestay programme also increased work satisfaction amongst participants. A total of 306 samples were identified from the Homestay Programme participants. All data were processed and analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) and Amos. Among the analysis has been used in this study are factor analysis and reliability analysis, descriptive and inferential analysis. This paper discusses the modeling of Homestay Community Quality of Life and life satisfaction based on the data as well as its contribution to the rural community development in Malaysia

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: : quality of life, life satisfaction, human development, Malaysia
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Social Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Norhidayah Razak
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2021 02:49
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2021 02:59

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